A BRASS, COPPER AND GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
A BRASS, COPPER AND GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
A BRASS, COPPER AND GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
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A BRASS, COPPER AND GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER

BY W.A.S. BENSON & CO., CIRCA 1899

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A BRASS, COPPER AND GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
BY W.A.S. BENSON & CO., CIRCA 1899
The central stem issuing five leaves suspending coils each terminating in leaves and a glass shade and with central conforming fitting, with three original opaline glass shades, probably by James Powell & Son, and five smaller associated green glass shades, fitted for electricity
46 in. (117 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Purchased from Adrian Tilbrooke, April 1988.
Literature
I. Hamerton ed., W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge, 2005, pp. 138-9, pl. 116.
B. Coleman, The Best of British Arts & Crafts, Atglen, PA, 2004, p. 67, 71
Special notice

Specified lots (sold and unsold) marked with a filled square ( ¦ ) not collected from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale will, at our option, be removed to Crozier Park Royal (details below). Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite.If the lot is transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale.Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only.Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com.If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Lot Essay


The model illustrated in the W.A.S. Benson & Co. Catalogue 1899/1900. Oscar Graf illustrates a very close variant of this model, lacking central pendant under the heading 'Masterpiece' in his 2015 Tribute to W.A.S. Benson.
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